Colorado at Arizona College Football Picks and Predictions 11/2/2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
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The Arizona Wildcats host the Colorado Buffaloes at Arizona Stadium on Friday, November 2, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 2 point favorites. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 2-7-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread. The Buffaloes have an ATS record of 5-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-6-0.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-3-0 against the spread
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 2-7-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-4-0 against the spread
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
10/28/18 TE Chris Bounds Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Arizona
10/28/18 PK James Stefanou Hip is questionable Friday vs Arizona
10/28/18 WR Laviska Shenault Jr. Toe is questionable Friday vs Arizona
10/23/18 DB Chris Miller Wrist is out for season
10/15/18 DL Jase Franke Knee is out for season
10/07/18 LB Jacob Callier Shoulder is out for season
09/26/18 P Alex Kinney Collarbone is out indefinitely
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Colorado Buffaloes have run for 1,419 yards as a team, which ranks 62nd in college football. They've run 327 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buffaloes have been penalized on offense 51 times for 469 yards so far this season, which has them 64th in the country in penalties. They are 46th in the nation in points scored with 256. They have run 600 plays this season for 3,517 yards, which ranks them 41st in Division 1 in total offense. The Buffaloes average 5.9 yards per play, which is 56th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 176 1st downs this year, placing them 52nd overall as an offensive unit. Steven Montez averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 8.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 182 passes on 267 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 147.1. He has thrown for 2,053 yards this season.
The Buffaloes rush defense has allowed 303 attempts for 1,147 yards this year, putting them in 46th place in D-1 against the run. Colorado has committed 58 penalties for 497 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 90th in college football. They are 51st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 191. They have surrendered a total of 2,919 yards on D, which is 50th in the country. The Buffaloes are ranked 38th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 149 passes on 271 attempts against the Colorado Buffaloes defense this season, placing them 64th and 90th in Division 1. The Colorado pass defense has also given up a total of 1,772 yards through the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Colorado Buffaloes have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 9, which is 60th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Colorado Buffaloes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,616 yards on 41 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 100th in Division 1 in punting average. Colorado is ranked 3rd in the nation in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 178 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 86th in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 300 yards on special teams, ranking 87th in kick return yardage. The Buffaloes average 21 yards per kick return and they are 47th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,995.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wildcats are 40th in the country in points scored with 266. They have run 659 plays this year for 3,975 yards, which ranks them 39th in Division 1 in total offense. The Arizona Wildcats average 6 yards per play, which is 46th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 209 1st downs this season, ranking them 9th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arizona has run for 1,848 yards as a unit, which ranks 21st in college football. They've run 365 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. Arizona has been penalized on offense 69 times for 642 yards so far this year, which has them 9th in the country in penalties. Khalil Tate has passed for 1,604 yards this year. He's completed 114 throws while attempting 211 passes for a completion percentage of 54%. His quarterback rating this season is 135. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
Arizona is 92nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 247. They have given up a total of 3,795 yards on D, which is 110th in D-1. The Wildcats are 62nd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 192 throws on 310 attempts against the Arizona defense this season, ranking them 123rd and 121st in the nation. The Arizona Wildcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,144 yards in the air, which is 105th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 378 attempts for 1,651 yards this season, putting them in 102nd place in the country against the run. The Wildcats have had 87 penalties for 826 yards on defense this year. That places them 129th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Arizona is 21st in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 155 punt return yards and average 9.1 yards per return, which is 66th in D-1. They have returned 27 kicks for 515 yards on special teams, which puts them 29th in kick return yardage. The Arizona Wildcats average 19 yards per kick return and they are 14th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,645. The Wildcats have tried 19 field goals this year and made 12, which is 24th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Arizona kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 30 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,694 yards on 41 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 75th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buffaloes/Wildcats college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buffaloes +2
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